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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28:  -

CACTUS THEATER
TRIBUTE TO EAGLES, FLEETWOOD MAC and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
7:30 – 9:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue      806.762.3233
TICKETS:   $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com

Voted as the “Audience Favorite” show of 2014, The Cactus Stars are ready to bring back the music of The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and The Doobie Brothers! Come experience incredible Cactus moments and hear all the hits of these 3 iconic bands. Featuring Amber Pennington singing Stevie Nicks…You’ll think you’re hearing the real thing in concert! Come see Amber with Jason Fellers, West Garza, & Dustin Garrett & The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine perform your favorite show of 2014 once again!

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
THE FOUR HORNSMEN GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
8:00 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:  -
HUB CITY COMIC-CON
Friday:  6:00 – 9:00 PM / Saturday:  9:30 AM – 8:00 PM / Sunday:  9:30 AM / 7:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Children $10, Adults $20  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center or http://hubcitycomiccon.com/tickets/


(COMPLETE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Saturday (8/29)
9:30 AM – VIP doors open
10:30 AM – General Admission (GA) doors open, begin seating for Schemmel VIP panel
11:00 AM – Schemmel VIP panel begin
11:30 AM – Schemmel VIP panel end, begin seating for GA Schemmel panel
11:45 AM – Schemmel GA panel begin
12:45 PM – Schemmel GA panel end
1:00 PM – begin seating for Ladies of the Power Rangers (Catherine and Nakia) panel
1:15 PM – Ladies of Power Rangers panel begin
2:00 PM- Ladies of Power Rangers panel end
2:15 PM – begin seating for Trina Nishimura panel
2:30 PM – Trina Nishimura panel begin
3:15 PM – Trina Nishimura panel end
4:00 PM – begin seating for OG MMPR (ASJ and David) panel
4:15 PM – OG MMPR panel begin
5:00 PM – OG MMPR panel end
5:30 PM – Seek and Find Game
6:00 PM – 2015 Hub City Comic Con Cosplay Contest
8:00 PM – doors close
Sunday (8/29)
9:30 AM – VIP doors open
10:30 AM – General Admission (GA) doors open
11:30 AM – begin seating for Power Rangers (David, ASJ, Nakia, Catherine)  panel
12:00 PM – begin Power Rangers panel
1:00 PM – Power Rangers panel end
1:15 PM – begin seating for Voice Actor (David, Trina, Clive) panel
1:30 PM – Voice Actor panel begin
2:15 PM – Voice Actor panel end
3:00 PM – Con Funk Podcast panel begin
3:45 PM – Con Funk Podcast panel end
4:00 PM – Duster Today panel begin
4:45 PM – Duster Today panel end
5:00 TheStickyPaddle YouTube Panel
5:30 PM – 2015 Hub City Comic Con Kid’s Cosplay Contest
7:00 PM – doors close
* All guest if not a panels, break, or lunch will be at their respective booths signing autographs throughout the convention.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:  -

TORNADO GALLERY 
LUBBOCK DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue    806.441.8564
 Free Admission
The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market grew out of the years of experience and effort of the Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM). The DAM has been connecting local producers and consumers of art for years. In addition, fresh produce and some local foods had always been available. Expanding on this long journey of connecting local producers (of art, crafts, and food) with local consumers, The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market has built a strong sense of community, given Lubbockites access to fresh produce, and grown the local economy.  Every Saturday, June 20 – October 17, 2015, 9am ’til sell-out.


LUBBOCK PARKS AND RECREATION WITH THE BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
YOGA IN THE PLAZA
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
1824 Crickets Avenue
Free

Instructor:  Jalie Kimbrough
Studio:  Hwy 108 & The Falls
Type:  Vinyasa Yoga
Ages:  All Ages


CACTUS THEATER
TRIBUTE TO BON JOVI, VAN HALEN AND POISON
7:30 – 9:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
TICKETS:   $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com  

Get out the Aqua Net and tights…. time to ROCK to the music of the 80’s bands Bon Jovi, Van Halen, and POISON! The Cactus Stars will show you “Nothin’ But A Good Time” while performing 2 hours of the BEST from these three 80’s groups! Featuring Jason Fellers, Dustin Garrett, Amber Pennington, and other Cactus favorites, you’ll “Jump” out of your seats and rock out at The Cactus!


SUNDAY, AUGUST 30:  -

BRIDAL SERVICE ASSOCIATES OF LUBBOCK
BRIDAL SHOW
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $10 at the door
www.bridalserviceassociates.com

LIVE MUSIC: -

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27:  -

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28:  -

BLUE LIGHT
TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS, JASON BOLAND and RED SHAHAN STREET SHOW
7:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue       806.762.1185
Tickets:  $25   http://www.outhousetickets.com/Venue/The_Blue_Light/
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.turnpiketroubadours.com/


MEAN WOMAN GRILL
MIKE CARRAWAY, CARLY DURHAM and MARK WALLNEY
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway       806.368.9472
http://meanwomangrill.com/

This band always shakes up the Mean Woman Grill, and no wonder. Mike Carraway is known as one of the finest guitarists in the land. He’s a pro and also teaches guitar at South Plains College. Many of Lubbock’s top musicians seek him out when they need to learn a few new tricks because no one is better.
Carly Durham is a beautiful singer who, with her last performance at the Grill, has proven herself. She’s dead on with her rich vocals.
This is actually two thirds of the usual group which includes Mark Wallney.
Together, these guys absolutely bring the house down and if you missed their earlier performance at the Grill you will want to make this one. They are not to be missed.

OVERTON HOTEL
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
http://www.overtonhotel.com/

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:  -

BLUE LIGHT
SOMEBODY’S DARLING
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue       806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.somebodysdarling.com/#about


OVERTON HOTEL
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane       806.776.7000
http://www.overtonhotel.com/

WILD WEST
JON WOLFE with RAY JOHNSTON
8:00 PM
2216 I-27         806.741.3031
Tickets:  $12-$23
http://wildwestlubbock.com/



ONGOING EXHIBITS

AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four.  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734 
http://www.windmill.com/



BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more


FINE ARTS GALLERY

THE LANDSCAPE: THROUGH THE EYES OF A MUSICIAN
August 28 - October 4, 2015

The Buddy Holly Center announces The Landscape: Through the Eyes of A Musician. Chorale director and Santa Fe artist, Ken Davis, will exhibit recent selections from his portfolio of landscape paintings of the Southwest as well as scenes from his travels to Europe and South America. In 2001, during a sabbatical from teaching, Davis decided to take a class in painting and discovered a passion that would eventually lead him to his current career. His training in art includes numerous courses in drawing and dozens of workshops with leading landscape painters in the U.S.
There will be a Gallery Talk with artist, Ken Davis, before the First Friday Art Trail in September on September 4th at 4:30 p.m.


FOYER GALLERY



GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. - Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art

 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
18th Street and Flint Avenue  806.742.3825
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php

JANET PRITCHARD:  COLLECTING YELLOWSTONE, VOLUME 2 IN THE YELLOWSTONE DREAMS-AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY TRILOGY
August 17 – September 13, 2015
SRO Photo Gallery

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Collecting Yellowstone More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, An American Love Story, vol. 2 in the series titled Yellowstone Dreams: An American Love Story Trilogy by Janet Pritchard, as the first exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Collecting Yellowstone will be on view August 19th – September 13th, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The documentary photo series Collecting Yellowstone, More than Scenery by Janet Pritchard focuses a lens on the points at which people, cultural history, and the iconic American landscape of Yellowstone National Park meet. Rather than focus on the striking natural landscape that Yellowstone National Park preserves, this series highlights the park’s libraries, galleries, storage rooms, and print and digital archives. These man-made features of Yellowstone National Park preserve a cultural history just as they continue to mediate the public’s experience and understanding of its classic landscape.
Janet Pritchard holds an MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. She is currently an associate professor of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, CT. Pritchard is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.  She has taken several trips over the years to experience and photograph Yellowstone National Park.
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.
LHUCA
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Jiawei Gong’s exhibition “Almost Home. Gong draws his inspiration from his daily American life and his Chinese cultural roots. Chinese philosophy and literature serve as a dominant and informative resource for his artwork
August 7 – September 26, 2015

Almost Home
Jiawei Gong was born and raised in the scenic city of Hangzhou in China. He received his BFA degree in painting and drawing from the China Academy of Art in 1992, and his MFA degree in digital media from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007.
Gong has practiced in both applied and fine art disciplines for more than 20 years. He has worked as a newspaper art editor and press photographer, a freelance illustrator, a graphic designer, and a college art professor. Since 1987, Gong has illustrated over 60 books and two weekly comic columns in both China and the U.S. His exhibition record to date includes over 60 group and solo exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally in the U.S., Europe and China. As an educator, Jiawei Gong has taught in both China and in the U.S., including Zhejiang University of Science and Technology in Hangzhou, China; Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa; Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and currently, Texas Tech University.
The current themes in Gong’s studio practice include the fundamental human experience and contemporary social commentary. He primarily chooses digital media, such as digital video, sound, digital photography, and interactive web art in practicing his creative ideas. Gong draws his inspiration from his daily American life and his Chinese cultural roots. Traditional Chinese philosophy and literature serve as a dominant and informative resource for his artwork, while the current conditions of the outside human world provide subject matter and stimuli for Gong’s direct social and cultural commentary.
To many cultural nomads, such as the artist himself, the idea of home becomes abstract and may no longer posses intimate associations of sanctuary, relief, or identity. Instead, it is often found resides in the expectations and pursuits. In this photography and film series, the concept of home is exploited and examined.
http://jiaweigong.com/
 
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature “Reports En Route: Works on Paper by John Mattson.”  I see most of my work as one frame, one snapshot in a life of personal observation. My work is my diary.
August 7 – September 26, 2015

When I was a senior in high school I took an art class from a great teacher. I looked up to him because he didn’t hold me back from my yearning to express myself. He went along with every idea I had even if they were bad ideas. He gave me the gift of freedom. Through this experience I found something bigger than myself—the creative process. By making a painting or taking a photograph I try to make the reality of the human condition visual.
In a world filled with imagery of all sorts, most of which we take for granted and usually ignore, it is easy to forget that a great photograph, a great painting, a great piece of art can change the heart. Art still has the potential to exalt and to trigger emotion. That is the tradition of painting within which I strive to work.
I see most of my work as one frame, one snapshot in a life of personal observation and inner search. My work is my diary. I strive to push the boundaries of composition as far as I can. I am obsessed with creating strong shape. I always work from preliminary drawings but in the act of painting I never know what will happen. Usually I feel that I’m working on the edge of disaster.
For me making art is a continuous exploration and a constant test of my ability to be honest with myself.
 
The John Lott Gallery will feature Kara Donatelli’s exhibit “Residue” This work represents individuals and the extent of differences and similarities among us all. 
August 7 – September 26, 2015

This work represents individuals and the extent of differences and similarities among us all.  Looks, attitudes, beliefs and ideas may appear to be very similar but when examined closely, become noticeably varied.
I chose the bell form because it is a symbol for mental illness.  In the 1950’s there was a call for institutions to dispose of their chains and shackles.  These restraints were melted down and cast into a bell that symbolizes the fight against misunderstanding and discrimination towards mental illnesses.  It represents the hope and endeavor to change these preconceived notions.
 
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Stefani Job Spears’ “Silver Linings” Her paintings explore the fractal possibilities found in nature.
July 3 – August 29, 2015   *ends Saturday*

Once
I discovered a three-leaf clover with a diamond dewdrop resting on its surface, magnifying the webs of intricate cell work and reflecting tiny spectrums of color. I think I was in first grade and nonetheless remember trying desperately trying to save it. It had to be captured; it had to be preserved. Miraculously, it had the heat of the desert sun long enough to be treasured and recognized as "a thing of beauty." Its' life was tragically brief and beautiful. As my inspection of the world gained perspective I began to realize that reproducing nature, copying nature's sublime beauty was an impossibly futile effort. Nature has the remarkable ability to change each season, each day, each moment.
The works have developed from a penchant to explore the strangely paradoxical, symbiotic relationship between man and nature. This is reflected in the simultaneous uniting and fracturing of compositional elements. Color is the primary character in my prints, oil paintings and watercolors, leading me to explore the fractal possibilities found in nature.
When we look at a work of art, we see only ourselves; whatever we feel, whatever we believe is what we see before us.
My intention is not only to create "a thing of beauty, but a sensation, a recollection, a different perception, but a glimpse inside ourselves and souls.
http://www.lhuca.org/StefaniJobSpears.html 

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

TEMPORARY CLOSURE:
The Moody Planetarium will be undergoing renovations beginning August 3rd thanks to generous support from The Moody Foundation and Texas Tech University. The Moody Planetarium will reopen in late 2015 with more planetarium shows, and an upgraded laser! Please visit the ViewSpace (located in the Davies Gallery of Southwestern Art) in the meantime to catch a feed from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA.
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432

TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html
 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM  Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free. 
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html

THROUGH THE NEEDLE’S EYE 
May 3 – September 6
Gallery 1
The Embroiderer's Guild of America's National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye, is a showcase of the best in artistic and technical embroidery. This juried exhibit features contemporary embroidery from across the nation. The works include both traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques employed to create clothing, wall-pieces, jewelry, vessels and sculpture. The exhibition shows the diversity of embroidery and how this age old art form continues to be practiced by artists of the 21st century. For the Museum of Texas Tech venue the works will be complimented by pieces made by skilled embroiderers from the region, many of whom are master embroiderers. Embroidered pieces from the Clothing and Textile Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University will round out the offerings. The wonderful 1820s school girl samplers, 18th century embroidered purses, embroidered household linens and other works from the permanent collection will be showcased.
ANSEL ADAMS;  AMERICAN MASTER
Galleries 2 & 3
August 14, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection
This exhibition is a collection of 103 photographic works of art surveying a lifetime of creative insight and photographic acumen by American master, Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Adams prevails as a premier American artist of the 20th century and his images established the standard for American landscape photography. The masterful photographs have been curated from one of the largest collections of Adams art work in the world. Midland, Texas, resident David H. Arrington, an advocate and student of Adams' artistic methods, has gathered together not only many hundreds of Adams' original works but the most iconic and finest prints that the artist ever completed. He has generously shared his collection with the Museum.
ANARTICA-PIONEERING AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS OF THE FROZEN CONTINENT  January 30-December 20, 2015 
Main Gallery and Balcony

Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77 day sled journey into the unknown of Marie Byrd Land.
In 1939, Wade, returned to the icy frontier as Senior Scientist for the United States Antarctic Service to plan and manage the expedition’s scientific program as well as command the cutting-edge Snow Cruiser, a mobile research lab equipped with an airplane on its roof. Wade came to Texas Tech University in 1954 serving as Chair of the Department of Geosciences and leading 6 Texas Tech Antarctic expeditions. Wade was also a member of the first group of professors to be awarded as a Horn Professor. In 1971, he created the Antarctic Research Center at the Museum of Texas Tech University to further advance the discoveries of the Texas Tech expeditions that are detailed in this year’s featured Horn Professor exhibition, “Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent,” a new exhibit running Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
The exhibit highlights nearly 100 objects from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, said Tabitha Schmidt, interim director for the Museum. Attendees can learn why it took 200 years before large sections of the Antarctic interior could be explored. Penguins, sled dogs, fossils of ancient animals, and a mummified seal tell the story of how this seemingly inhospitable landscape, 98 percent covered in snow and ice, has evolved and always teemed with life.
“Not only will you be able to trace the steps of Antarctic exploration, you can see how you would measure up to a life-sized cutout of an Emperor penguin, interact with games that test your knowledge of Antarctic exploration, learn about the Frozen Continent’s prehistoric tropical past, and see what parts of an actual exploration campsite would have looked like,” Schmidt said. “The exhibition also features a large mock glacier in the main gallery that contains a continuous mural depicting Antarctic scenery. These are experiences you will not want to miss.”

EMBROIDERED SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Gallery 4
May 3 – September 6, 2015
Culled from over 1,600 embroidered objects in the collection these including schoolgirl samplers from the early 1800s as well as embroidered domestic pieces used in West Texas homes.
Creations from West Texas Needles
Pieces created by the members of the West Texas Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc., illustrating their technical skills and creativity. Curated by Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery to complement Through the Needle’s Eye, these works cover the broad range of styles possible in needlework. This exhibit includes some of the finest examples of work being done by embroiderers in this region including a display of blackwork, a Spanish style of black thread on a white background popularized in Tudor England.

REMNANT TRUST
Gallery 6
July 10 – On Going
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition and rare early written works to the museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the museum promoting the ideas of individual liberty and human dignity.
THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
A new permanent gallery featuring megafauna from the Pleistocene Period of prehistory like mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum's collections and reflects the local area's distant natural history past as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum of TTU at the Lubbock Lake Landmark. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.

WORLD WAR II ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
Lubbock Gallery
An “up from the basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections.  Photographs from the WWII era pertaining to Lubbock.

BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art
A new long term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods. Long-time collectors Bill and Evelyn Davies have provided the Museum with this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.
NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. The 24-acre facility is home to forty-eight structures, ranging from windmills, a train, barn, dugouts and more, that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.  The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day. The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu  for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -


THE ART OF EDGAR SOTELO  *NEW*
August 22 – November 21, 2015

A one-man exhibit featuring 22 oil paintings by Western artist Edgar Sotelo.


Sotelo is a fourth generation artist who was born in Durango, Mexico, and came to the United States to attend Texas Tech University. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in food technology from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. As a student, Sotelo paid some of his college expenses with the proceeds he earned from selling pencil sketches.
 
After years of working in corporate America, Sotelo now devotes full-time to his art career.
He lives with his wife and three daughters on a ranch near Sulphur Springs and raises American Quarter Horses.
 
Last year the American Quarter Horse Association named Sotelo as signature artist for its 2014 America’s Horse in Art Show and Sale. In addition, he has been the featured artist at such premiere events as “Trappings of Texas” at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University and the 2015 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention.  
 
A largely self-taught artist, Sotelo paints vibrant, accurate depictions of ranch scenes, charreadas (Mexican rodeos) and portraits. He realistically portrays the life of pioneers, Native Americans and the working cowboys and charros of the American West. Because Sotelo believes in experiencing what he paints, he attends charreadas in Texas and visits Texas ranches that allow him to ride alongside the ranch hands to observe, record and preserve the cowboy/charro way of life.
 
Sotelo’s paintings can be found throughout the country, including in the atrium of the Animal and Food Sciences Building at Texas Tech. His paintings have garnered national attention through award-winning placings at shows in Arizona, Texas and California. In addition, his work has been featured on the covers of such publications as American Horse magazine.

Most of Edgar Sotelo’s paintings will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Ranching Heritage Center.

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY
“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story," is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.

WRITERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
The exhibit title - "Writers of the Purple Sage" - is a word play on Zane Grey's famous novel, "Riders of the Purple Sage."  Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies.
Owen Wister, who wrote "The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains," had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series.  Wister's novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour and Larry McMurtry, all of whom are represented in this exhibit.
Writers such as Willa Cather, J. Evetts Haley, Tom Lea and Elmer Kelton, to name a few, allowed every one of their readers a chance to experience the American West as it once was or might have been.  Written in ordinary language about ordinary people and places, Western literature has become an important part of our national literary scope.
The permanent collection of the NRHC includes a wide range of Western and ranch-related books, many of which are first edition signed manuscripts that will be part of this exhibit.
BLUE STEVENS GALLERY
The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.
LEVER ACTION RIFLES
An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

SADDLES
A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.
PEACHTREE GALLERY
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
901 17th Street  806.747.2120
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/

Peachtree Gallery, established in June 2013, is a small gallery located in the historic downtown Depot District of Lubbock, Texas.  The mission of our space is a dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting.  It is meant to be an establishment where both artist and collector feels represented, well cared for, and most importantly to our vision, a place in which both parties feel at home and understood.  Our dream is to be a space that both inspires and encourages understanding and growth in the Lubbock art community.

We are so pleased to announce that our August featured artist comes to us from Austin, Texas.  Titled "Roadside Attraction," Debbie's new body of work is like a road trip where the viewer can make new and unexpected discoveries.  Her images convey a dreamlike quality - familiar, yet slightly foreign, recognizable but a little bit foreign.  By creating a sense of movement through her use of line and color, she invites patrons to become active participants, to wish they were there.
September FFAT
Next month we are honored to be featuring Wichita Falls artist Betsy Edwards.  An artist and teacher, Betsy's inspiration is drawn from a well of passion instilled in her from her mother, who was also an artist.  Betsy paints in oil in a loose and free style that not only has the ability to invoke an emotional reaction from the viewer, but is rooted in classical painting. Join us as we welcome her to Lubbock for her first solo exhibition in our city. 
Opening Reception 
Thursday, September 5
6-8 PM
First Friday Art Trail
Friday, September 6
6-9 PM
Artists
David Bondt, Jordan Brown, Stacy Brunsen, Micah Cash, Jason Cytacki, Jimmy Dyer, Betsy Edwards, John Franklin, Dolan Geiman, Evan Hawley, Kathy Hinson, Ronda Ivy, Dyan Newton, Sarah Otts, Liz Potter, Nick Ryan, Lorelei Skizenta, Alyssa Underwood, Cecelia Weldon.

New Artists and New Work
 Peachtree Gallery is proud to announce is collaboration with two new artists from outside of our local community.  We are welcoming Madeline Lippert, an embroidery artist, from North Carolina and Weatherly Stroh, an oil painter from Michigan.
YOGA in the Gallery
Yoga in the Gallery
As many of you already know, we have begun hosting yoga classes in our space.  So far, we have experienced huge success!  Currently, we offer two classes each week:
 Mondays from 6-7 PM
Tuesdays from 11-12 AM
 We hope to add more classes as interest grows and would love to see you enjoying our space in a new and exciting way! 

Each of our classes are donation-based - though we suggest $10 - and we have mats and props as patrons need them.
 Every class at our space will be geared towards building strength and self-awareness, regardless of your level.  New to yoga?  We'd love to have you!
As Summer comes to a close, Fall comes rushing in with school starting, football season, and Christmas around the corner!  As well as being a full-time art venue, we offer our space as a rental for events.  Thus far we have hosted bridal showers, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, and more.  If you're interested in allowing us to host your next event, simply respond to this email or give us a call!
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME MEMORABILIA
June 26 - September 11, 2015
The Southwest Collection is the repository for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. This exhibit displays memorabilia and donations such as ball caps, bats, uniforms, cleats, and other items of interest from various College Baseball players and coaches. Also included are new items from former TTU coach Larry Hays who was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame this year.

ODIS “POP” ECHOLS:  MUSICIAN, EDUCATOR, PROMOTER, MENTOR 
April 6 – September 11, 2015
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library announces a new music history exhibit honoring Odis “Pop” Echols. Echols was an influential musician and music promoter from 1927-1973. The exhibit highlights his music career achievements. His archival collection of papers, photographs and audiovisual materials is available for research at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED TEXAS TECH 
March 2015 through September 2015

The second annual “Women Who Shaped Texas Tech” exhibit is on display in the Coronelli Rotunda Gallery of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. The exhibit, as part of Women’s History Month, honors those who have made lasting impressions on the University’s history.
Featured this year are Lucille S. Graves, the first African-American student enrolled at Texas Tech; Ophelia Powell-Malone, the first African-American student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree; Faye Bumpass, a nationally known author of bilingual education textbooks who became one of the first female Horn Professors at Texas Tech; Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, a Horn Professor who taught at Tech for more than 50 years; and Mina Wolf Lamb, who helped established the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program at the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic where she had volunteered for 18 years as a teacher of nutrition.
Through hard work and forward thinking, the women featured in this exhibit helped Texas Tech became and remain an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education for women.

DR. SHERMAN VINOGRAD-MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT NASA
May 2014-September 2015
During the eighteen years that Dr. Vinograd served as NASA’s Director of Medical Science he led medical engineering and vehicle development research relating to manned space flight. Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of the in-flight Medial Experiments Program, which evaluated human responses to extended space flight in preparation for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab manned space flight programs. His greatest achievement was conceptualizing, establishing, and chairing the Space Medicine Advisory Group (SPAMAG), which was charged with defining the earth-based and space-based research and life-support requirements for a manned orbiting research laboratory. This group proposed an orbiting laboratory designed according to the needs of future human flight crews which resulted in the creation of Skylab. Now on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through September 2015, is an exhibit containing books, photographs, artifacts, and medical and scientific reports. More information on this topic can be found in the Sherman P. Vinograd Papers.

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS 
May 1, 2014 -
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.

THE LEGACY
Hours:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM          
1500 14th Street

New exhibit:
JULY 1 – AUGUST 30, 2015  DAVID C. LAMB-VINES – acrylics on canvas;  featured on the Parlor Wall   *ends Sunday*
Continuing exhibits;
MICHAEL SYNATZSKE  - sculptures in bronze, alabaster, cast aluminum, clay; paintings
LINDA ADKINS – re-purposed vintage jewelry
WEST TEXAS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – various artists using water media of all kinds
 COMING IN THE FALL:
WEST TEXAS ART LEAGUE ANNUAL SHOW – Mid Sept – October 2015
LUBBOCK ARTS ALLIANCE CHILDREN’S ART SHOW – December 2015
TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com    
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/
Artists:  Baron Batch, Tony Greer, Rachel Jones, Hilton McLaurin, Lawrence Montgomery, Larry Prcin, Heidi Simmons, Larry Simmons, Steve Snell, Brenda Watts
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.

SPECIAL EVENTS

"WHITE ON WHITE" JURIED COMPETITION AT LHUCA

A winter season juried exhibition is calling for artists to submit monochromatic works, with absence of color, from the many hues and shades of white, and neutrals.
Open call: To all artists working in painting, drawing, prints, video, collage, mixed media and photography and 3-D work fitting on a pedestal no bigger than 24”, wall sculptures and wall installations. There are no size limitations for 2-D work, but we will only accept plexiglass as the glazing on framed pieces.

Deadline:  October 2, 2015
 Contact Information
Linda Cullum linda.cullum@lhuca.org
 Location
LHUCA Lubbock, Texas
 http://lhuca.org/whiteOnWhite.html






YOGA IN THE PLAZA
YOGA IN THE PLAZA
 
Develop your mind, body and spirit with Yoga in the Plaza!  Participants will enjoy a free yoga class on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza.  Each week, we will feature a different yoga studio, style and instructor.  Synchronize movement with breath as you awaken strength, energy and flexibility at these open-level classes out under the blue West Texas sky.  Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket.  This event is hosted by Lubbock Parks and Recreation and the Buddy Holly Center.  Special thanks to all of the instructors and their studios for helping us host Yoga in the Plaza.  For more information, call 775-2685.
 
Summer 2015 Schedule
 
Date
 
Instructor Studio Style Ages
August 29 Jalie Kimbrough

 
Hwy 108 & The Falls Vinyasa Yoga All Ages
 
The Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza is located at 1824 Crickets Avenue next to the Buddy Holly Center.
 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SEEKS TO COMMISSION ARTIST(S) FOR SCULPTURE(S)
Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside of Maddox Engineering Research Center. The building is scheduled to be complete by summer 2016.
The Maddox Engineering Research Center will be the lead building for research in the Whitacre College of Engineering, especially for areas regarding energy and sustainability. The project will renovate the 73,649 square-foot former Mass Communication building, which includes a basement laboratory and first and second floors for research space, as well as faculty and graduate student offices, meeting and conference rooms, a lecture hall and classroom spaces.
 
Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions. Ideal submissions may be linear or designed to make the maximum impact in a linear space. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the sculpture at various times throughout the day. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.
This art project should primarily be designed to honor the two brothers in whose memory the major gift in support of the Project was provided by the J. F Maddox Foundation: Jack Maddox, Texas Tech Class ‘ 29, and Donovan Maddox, Texas Tech Class ’34. The humble backgrounds of these two distinguished graduates of Texas Tech and the successes they achieved following the education each of them received at Texas Tech is detailed in the Maddox Family History Appendix to this RFQ. It will be important that their backgrounds and achievements will be apparent to one viewing this art project.
Additional possible concepts to consider are renewable energy, engineering, sustainability, and research. Artists should keep in mind that this will be a premier research facility for Texas Tech and will provide a place where researchers and their teams will make the next generation of engineering discoveries. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.
Location: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Abilene, Texas
 Budget: $243,000
 Deadline: September 3, 2015, 3 p.m. (Central)
 See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=119070
Apply here: http://www.publicartist.org/artist/call.cfm?id=751
 
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER SEEKING ARTISTS FOR ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD) EXHIBITION

The Buddy Holly Center is inviting artists to submit artwork for the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition, Celebraciόn. Artists are asked to interpret Día de los Muertos by creating works honoring departed ancestors, friends and family. An RSVP is required by September 1, 2015. Please call 775.3569 or 775-3565 for details.
 
 

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS – REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:  -



Poodle Skirts Workshop
Kids can take a step back into the 1950s and create their very own poodle skirts!
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Tickets:  $20
Hot Rods Workshop
Kids can rev-up their creativity and turn an unfinished car into a cool hot rod!
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Tickets:  $10
Paid pre-registration by Tuesday, September 1st at 5:00 p.m. is required for both workshops as class sizes are limited. For more information or to register please call 806.775.3562. Workshops are for ages 8 & up; ages 7 & under require adult supervision.


 
FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Friends of Library Lubbock Pre-Sale of Art, Photography & Architecture Books
Christine Devitt Ice House, First Friday, September 4, 6pm-9pm
For the first time EVER, Friends of Lubbock Libraries will offer excellent quality new and used books for sale before our Annual Fall Sale in September.  These donated items are for sale at less than published online prices.  Cash and checks only accepted.
 
SATURDAYS AT LHUCA

 

Exploring Contemporary Art
Saturday, September  5, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
511 Avenue K 
Free

"Repetition in Art"
Christian Conrad, Ph.D., will begin the series with a discussion of repetition and multiples in art. 
Firehouse Theater
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
What happens when one object is repeated in a piece of art?  How does the meaning change when the object has variety as part of its repetition?  The use of repeated objects continues in art today with questions ranging from installation spaces to the authenticity of the original art object.  - Christian Conrad

Meet the Artist
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Kara Donatelli will give an artist talk about her use of repetition in her exhibition
John F. Lott Gallery


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